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Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THON. Our year-long efforts culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon each February to celebrate our survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and take a stand--all in hopes of one day dancing in celebration of a cure. Since 1977, THON has raised over $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive care for 4,000 families and fund critical research to take our fight beyond central Pennsylvania and spread hope around the world. We work year-round to provide both financial and emotional support for our families, ensuring that they never have to face cancer alone.
Childhood cancer has always had a special place in my heart, long before coming to Penn State and getting involved with THON. At the start of second grade, one of my closest friends, Joe, was diagnosed with cancer. He displayed strength, courage, honesty, and wisdom every day of his life. Joe became an angel at the age of 14 and is now watching down on all of his friends and family each and every day. I have made it my goal to become as involved with THON as possible to spread awareness and fundraise in honor of him and all the other children & families impacted by this horrible disease.
THON is one of the many reasons I decided to come to Penn State, to join a community that’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. My freshman year I immediately jumped at the opportunity to be involved with THON and joined a Dancer Relations Committee. Stepping on to the floor for the first time at THON is a moment I will never forget. Feeling the energy of the crowd and seeing the BJC filled with thousands of students and volunteers all coming together for such an amazing cause was truly breathtaking. I found my home with Dancer Relations and was on a DR committee both my sophomore and junior year as well.
I am excited to announce that I was selected to be a Supply Logistics Captain for THON 2020! As a Supply Logistics Captain, I will work throughout the year alongside 20 other dedicated volunteers to procure in-kind donations so that we could ensure that THON is continually able to donate 95 cents of every dollar raised to our sole beneficiary, Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital.
I truly appreciate any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing my page on social media to spread THON’s mission.